Navigator North is an artist-led organisation working to raise the profile of artists and creative practice in the North East. Established in 2010, it has provided over 100 artists with studio space across 15 different sites, alongside development opportunities, bursaries, commissions, exhibitions, events and residencies.

Regular programmes offer professional development opportunities and support to artists to make and show work through artist bursaries, commissions, exhibitions, events and residencies in alternative spaces.

Curated to specific themes, programme activities aim to raise the public awareness of artists, artworks and creative practice, stimulating dialogue, interaction and engagement between artists and the public.